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Sand

Silt-Sediment-Turbidity
TM
A radically high performance silt,
sediment and turbidity media.
Multi-Media
Filtration Performance
3-5 Micron
(nominal filtration)
8-15 Micron
(nominal filtration)
Introduction
nextsand is based on a rare natural mineral that is highly processed
and graded. Its unique properties allow it to radically alter the perfor-
mance and cost of media ltration. The hardness, stability and micro-
porous character of nextsand makes it a perfect ltration media for
virtually every application in the water and wastewater treatment
industry.
Features
High fltration performance-3-5 micron removal.
High capacity fltration throughout the entire nextsand bed depth
provides more than twice the capacity of multimedia ltration.
High fow 3-4 times that of multimedia with superior fltration.
Long lasting media (>5 years) not consumed in the process.
Simple periodic backwash keeps the media clean and operating
eciently.
Applications
RO Pretreatmentsuperior SDI reduction
Cooling Towersunequalled Turbidity removal
Municipal Water Treatment, pressure and gravity fltershigher
ow, lower pressure drop and superior ltration performance
Wastewater Polishingexceptional TSS removal
Precipitated metals removal
Carwash reclaim and recycling
Irrigation
Physical Properties
Composition High Purity Alumino-Silicate
Size 0.4-1.4 mm (approx. 14x40 mesh)
Color Dark Gray
Surface Area 25m
2
/gram
Surface Absorption Hydrophillic
Thermal Stability Stable to 500 C
Coefcient of Uniformity 1.7
Bed Void Volume 55%
Surface Charge Net Negative
Bulk Density 55 lbs per ft
3
(0.88 kg/L)
Packaging 1 ft
3
bags, 1m
3
supersacks.
Performance Characteristics
Filtration (nominal) 3-5 micron
Surface Loading 16-20 gpm/ft
2
(Typical)
12 gpm/ft
2
(Optimized for silt, SDI and
ultrafne particulates)
Turbidity Reduction
200
150
100
50
0
Multi-
Media
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Service Flow Rate (gpm/ft
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MultiMedia
12-20
3-10
Media & System Cost
MultiMedia
Sand
Silt-Sediment-Turbidity
TM
Sand
Silt-Sediment-Turbidity
TM
Sand
Silt-Sediment-Turbidity
TM
Sand
Silt-Sediment-Turbidity
TM
nextsand MultiMedia
Surface loading 15 gpm/ft
2
5 gpm/ft
2
Surface area reqd 1.0 ft
2
3.0 ft
2
Tank Dimensions 14 x 65 24 x 71
Media volume reqd 3.2 ft
3
10.8 ft
3
Media weight 216 lbs 1057 lbs
BW ow reqd 17 gpm 51 gpm
Daily BW volume 179 gal 510 gal
Filtration <5 micron <10 micron
Comparative cost 1X 3 X
Example 1 . Service Flow: 15 gpm Filtration: <10 micron
Operating Characteristics
Service Flow 12-20 gpm/ft
2
Backwash ow 13-22 gpm/ft
2
Backwash duration 5-15 min
Backwash expansion 40-50%
Backwash frequency Delta-P determined
Bed depth 30-48 depending on application
Specications
costs less : works better
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nextsand MultiMedia
Surface loading 15 gpm/ft
2
5 gpm/ft
2
Surface area reqd 3.0 ft
2
9.0 ft
2
Tank Dimensions 24x72 42x72
Media volume reqd 9.5 ft
3
35.3 ft
3
Media weight 672 lbs 3469 lbs
BW ow reqd 53 gpm 153 gpm
Daily BW volume 556 gal 1530 gal
Filtration <5 micron <10 micron
Comparative cost 1X 3.3 X
The tables above illustrate the advantages of nextsand
by comparing two systems designed for the same
service flow; one system based on nextsand, and one
multimedia system (gravel, garnet, fine garnet, anthra-
cite). Each system is based on best design practices for
the respective media.
Example 2 . Service Flow: 45 gpm Filtration: <10 micron
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
Flow Rate, gpm/ft
2
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.2
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Flow Rate, m/h
12 24 37 49 61 73 86 98
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Typical Backwash Flow Requirement, vs Water Temp*
Flow
80F
(27 C)
70F
(21 C)
60F
(16 C)
50F
(10 C)
40F
(4.5 C)
U.S. gpm/ft
2
22.3 19.8 17.2 14.8 12.5
m/h 54.5 48.4 42 36.2 30.6
*40% bed expansion.
Pressure Drop vs Flow
Sand
Silt-Sediment-Turbidity
TM
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